Turning grazing land into a lawn

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Michael Nugent asked 16 years ago

My newly purchased house site sits on a flat square site 90m*90m approx. About 3/4 of this was used as cattle grazing up to 6 weeks ago. I want to start with approx 1/2 acre behind the house to turn it into a lawn. Do I need to kill/spray the grass that is there before I rotovate it. I am a new to creating a lawn and don’t really know where to start. I would appreciate any guidance.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
If the ground is level, there is no need to cultivate, just keep on mowing the grass until it looks okay. You can change the grass by killing the existing sward at some stage with Roundup and re-seeding into the sprayed grass after a week or so. Lazy way, but effective.